Scout Notes

Richarlison limps off from two-goal Everton debut as Neves shines

Over 40,000 Fantasy Premier League managers have taken the plunge on Richarlison after his 14-point return in Everton’s 2-2 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers yesterday, although the sight of the Brazilian limping from the pitch late in the match will be of some concern to his new and existing owners.

Ruben Neves also delivered a double-digit haul in the evening kick-off at Molineux, while two-goal Roberto Pereyra was the star of the show in Watford’s victory over Brighton and Hove Albion.

Our latest Scout Notes dissects the two remaining Premier League matches played on Saturday.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-2 Everton

  • Goals: Ruben Neves (£5.0m), Raul Jimenez (£5.5m) | Richarlison (£6.5m) x2
  • Assists: Diogo Jota (£6.5m), Ruben Neves | Michael Keane (£5.0m), Cenk Tosun (£7.0m)

An injury to Richarlison (£6.5m) marred the Brazilian’s Everton debut, as the £35m capture from Watford struck twice for the ten-man Toffees in a 2-2 draw with Wolves.

That the former Watford winger was able to walk off the field of play – and return for the post-match pleasantries after the final whistle – would perhaps suggest that the problem is not too serious, and the winger’s substitution was not alluded to in either his or Marco Silva’s post-match interviews.

Having failed to find the net once after Gameweek 12 last season, an infamous barren run in which Richarlison recorded 52 attempts on goal without success, the Brazilian struck with his only two shots of the match at Molineux.

Reports of Leighton Baines‘ (£5.5m) demise as a Fantasy asset appear to have been greatly exaggerated, with the Everton veteran not only getting the nod over Lucas Digne (£5.0m) at left-back but also playing a pivotal role in Richarlison’s opener. It was from Baines’ whipped free-kick that Richarlison prodded home after 17 minutes, with Michael Keane (£5.0m) collecting a fortuitous assist following a penalty box scramble. Baines also took four corner-kicks during the match, although was perhaps afforded more responsibility from set-piece duties due to the early withdrawal of Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.5m) before half-time.

The Icelandic midfielder’s substitution was a tactical one, with Everton having minutes earlier been reduced to ten men following Phil Jagielka‘s (£4.5m) dismissal for a foul on Diogo Jota (£6.5m). With Yerry Mina (£5.5m) soon to be in contention for a starting place after his move from Barcelona and Kurt Zouma joining the club on a season-long loan deal, Jagielka’s days in the Everton defence are possibly at an end.

The salt in the wound for Everton was that Ruben Neves (£5.0m) converted the subsequent free-kick after Jagielka’s red card, with the Portuguese midfielder also collecting an assist for Raul Jimenez‘s (£5.5m) late equaliser.

Neves already enjoyed a double-digit ownership in FPL and his popularity would seem set to increase further ahead of Gameweek 2: the 21-year-old is currently the most bought midfielder of the round.

Much was made of Neves’ weaknesses as an FPL asset prior to the season, with justifications for his omission from our squads ranging from his deep-lying playmaker position to the fact that 90 of his 93 shots last season were taken from outside the opposition box.

As Luka Milivojevic proved in 2017/18, though, dead-ball duties go a long way to furthering a budget midfielder’s Fantasy appeal. Neves not only poses a significant threat from direct free-kicks (this was his third Wolves goal from such a situation) but may also be on penalty-taking duties, having taken two spot-kicks in pre-season – although the last one, in the 2-1 win over Villarreal, was missed.

On a day of bargain basement players starting for their respective clubs, Ryan Bennett (£4.0m) became the latest name to monitor in the budget defender bracket after getting the nod at centre-back ahead of Romain Saiss (£4.5m). Bennett could so easily have collected an assist for his 5%+ of owners, too, having played a sumptuous through ball for Jimenez, who failed to beat Jordan Pickford (£5.0m) when one on one with the returning England goalkeeper.

Nuno Espirito Santo was none-too-pleased about his side’s defensive solidity but was resolute when asked if he would compromise Wolves’ style (last season’s Championship winners once again rolled out a 3-4-3) to shore up his backline:

Honestly, no, We have to build something with a shape that is able to adapt to all of the difficult opponents that we have in front of us. But don’t change your beliefs. What you believe and what you work for every day is what you must do on the day of competition. We believe in what we do.

Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.5m) missed out on yesterday’s draw through injury, but Santo would not put a date on when the winger would be available for selection again. Adama Traore (£5.5m) was also absent with a minor shoulder injury but will be another wide-midfielder to threaten perhaps Helder Costa‘s (£5.0m) starts on his return.

Despite playing for almost an hour with an extra man, Wolves had the fewest number of shots inside the opposition box than any of the teams in action on Saturday.

WOLVES XI (3-4-3): Rui Patricio; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Moutinho (Gibbs-White 85′), Neves, Castro (Vinagre 76′); Jota, Jimenez, Costa (Bonatini 71′)

EVERTON XI (4-3-3): Pickford; Coleman, Jagielka, Keane, Baines; Schneiderlin, Gueye, Sigurdsson (Holgate 43′); Walcott, Tosun (Niasse 81′), Richarlison (Digne 86′)

Watford 2-0 Brighton and Hove Albion

  • Goals: Roberto Pereyra (£6.0m) x2
  • Assists: Jose Holebas (£4.5m) x2

While Richarlison was making hay at Molineux, his replacement of sorts was showing that the Brazilian winger may not be missed at Vicarage Road this season.

Roberto Pereyra (£6.0m) has now been directly involved in all of Watford’s last six Premier League goals, with his brace in the 2-0 victory over Brighton his fifth strike in seven top-flight appearances.

Pereyra’s opportunities on the left flank were stymied by Richarlison for much of last season, with the Argentinean midfielder either mostly playing behind the striker or out on the right wing on the 17 occasions in which Marco Silva or Javi Gracia started him in 2017/18. A run of five starts on the left wing towards the end of the campaign just gone, however, coincided with the beginning of this ongoing productive spell.

No midfielder had more attempts on goal (four) than Pereyra in the seven Premier League matches contested so far this weekend.

Fantasy managers considering purchasing the £6.0m-rated midfielder should, however, be aware that Torino have been linked with a move for Pereyra in recent days and, with the transfer window still open on the continent, there is still the potential for the Hornets’ match-winner to be playing elsewhere by the end of August.

That Watford would be unable to source a replacement before January means that the club may resist any approach for the 27-year-old, with Gracia stressing the importance of Pereyra to his side this season in his post-match interview:

I don’t expect anybody to go out in the last movement and during the summer I really don’t know the movements. I only want the players who worked with me last season, they stay with me this season as well and Roberto is one of them. He is a high-quality player and I think he’s very important for us.

Watford lined up as we predicted in our Team News section, with Troy Deeney and Andre Gray (both £6.0m) getting starts in attack. Etienne Capoue (£5.0m) and Abdoulaye Doucoure (£6.0m) sat deep in midfield in a formation that resembled 4-2-2-2 at times.

Although Gracia rolled out a 4-4-2 for much of pre-season, the Watford boss hinted after Saturday’s victory over the Seagulls that his side’s shape could change throughout 2018/19, as it did when the Hornets switched to a diamond formation in the draw with Sampdoria last weekend:

If all the players, like Troy and Andre, keep that level, I think it’s a very good option for games like today. In other games, maybe we need to change the shape.

For example, playing in the last pre-season game against Sampdoria, we needed to change the shape because they played a different way and then we need to adjust some things to play with [Etienne] Capoue and with Roberto as a second midfielder.

We can change depending on the opponents and we’ll try to keep our attitude in all the games.

Watford had more attempts on goal (19) than any of the 14 Premier League sides who have been in action this weekend, meanwhile.

As we suggested in our analysis of the Hornets’ numbers from last season and in an evaluation of Gracia’s pre-season tactics, Watford’s full-backs could be excellent budget defensive picks this season. Jose Holebas (£4.5m) duly delivered on that tip with assists for both of Pereyra’s goals; the first from a short corner routine and the second courtesy of some tenacious scrapping from the Greek left-back to set Pereyra on his way.

Holebas created more chances and took more corner-kicks than any other Premier League defender on Saturday.

Brighton, meanwhile, were lacklustre in attack as well as unconvincing in defence, with Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster (£4.5m) not called upon to make any save on his return to Vicarage Road.

The Seagulls also lost Bruno (£4.5m) to injury in the first half, with Hughton elaborating on the veteran defender’s problem in his post-match interviews:

He felt his hamstring. As with all muscle injuries, you don’t really know the extent.

New signing Martin Montoya (£4.5m) could be handed his debut against Manchester United next weekend, then, if Bruno is ruled out. Gaetan Bong (£4.5m) was sent on to replace Bruno yesterday afternoon, with new signing Bernardo (£4.5m) switching over from left-back to fill in for the 37-year-old defender.

The Seagulls’ insipid performance on Saturday could also further the cases for recent captures Alireza Jahanbakhsh (£7.0m) and Yves Bissouma (£5.0m) to start against the Red Devils next weekend, with both players only featuring as second-half substitutes in the defeat to Watford.

Hughton’s side had the worst away record in the top flight last season and their loss to the Hornets was the 14th successive match in which they have failed to win on their travels. Pascal Gross (£7.0m), whose only attacking returns away from home last season were two assists, created just one chance and didn’t register a single shot before being hooked on the hour mark.

WATFORD XI (4-4-2): Foster; Janmaat, Cathcart, Kabasele, Holebas; Hughes (Sema 81′), Doucoure, Capoue, Pereyra (Femenia 81′); Gray (Success 74)’, Deeney

BRIGHTON XI (4-4-1-1): Ryan; Bruno (Bong 25′), Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo; Knockaert, Stephens, Propper, March (Jahankabash 71′); Gross (Bissouma 60′); Murray

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  1. Game Over
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Only just seen the Sanchez 'assist'. Hilarious.

    Yes I'm on dial up in Antarctica.

    1. Leeds2116
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 12 days ago

      which one haha?

      1. Demigod Mendy
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Both ridiculous but the United one was even more..

      2. Game Over
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        The Man Utd one.

        Tenuous at best.

    2. Syd.
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Plenty of penguins to keep your company

  2. F_Ivanovic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Interestingly 5200 people have transferred OUT Kante after his 8 point haul... maybe they realised it was a fluke/they weren't impressed enough with 8 points and they're switching to Neves instead or upgrading to Richarlison?

    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Heading to the payout cage after sucking out after a bad call.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Haha, been there mate!

    2. barton fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 12 days ago

      kante will play further forward this season with jorginho playing dm, so expect kante to have more goal involvements but i still wouldn't be considering him

    3. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Maybe they transferred him out before the Chelsea's game

    4. bored by december
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 12 days ago

      He certainly looked like he was in more advanced positions that last season, could be worth monitoring him

    5. brixtonBob
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Most of these were a straight swap for Neves I would think.

  3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Patricio owners disappointed?
    Worried about GW3 vs City or looking for save points?

    1. Leeds2116
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 12 days ago

      iv got him and fab so will be using fab haha

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Patricio set and forget I mean

      1. Tommytour
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Yes should have gone Foster. Hoping Hamer for GW3 though 😉

      2. Leeds2116
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 12 days ago

        wolves will improve

    3. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Playing Hamer in GW3.

  4. Lubic87
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    I'm sure I'm not the only one, but having Neves and Wan-Bissaka sat on my bench, while red-flagged 1-point wonder Son is in my starting XI, is painful.

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Very few will have started WB.... Completely unexpected return

    2. Goat
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Why do you have Son lol

    3. Nicepix
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Why have Son in the first place? It was widely reported that he would only play GW1 and then be absent for a few weeks playing for his country. Doh!

    4. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Yes I have Neves and WB on bench and it's killing me.
      LOL

    5. Team Bobcat
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Wb and Richalison on bench killed me. Started jota instead and placed mee ahead of richalison in 433

    6. Uppercut Panda - A legend i…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      You have son?

  5. "Marvin"
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Looks like Neves and Shaw are getting closer to a likely rise tonight. Anyone thinking of a move for them?

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Thinking about Bailly to Shaw

      1. yakirh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Seems a bit sideways, I'm sure you can find more pressing issues

    2. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      I need to free up money somewhere to potentially upgrade King/Patrico to Zaha/Kepa..... Jota > Neves would do that

      1. "Marvin"
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        I'm tempted by that by surely Jota will return more over the season don't you think?

        1. Optimus.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Agreed but Zaha/Kepa/Neves will probably outscore King/Jota/Patrico

          1. "Marvin"
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            You planning on hits or hoping to avoid rises and get them in gradually?

    3. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Worried it's going to be a short bandwagon for neves
      They were against 10 men

    4. amit1964
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      i have show
      i wont to do cainey to neves,if i do it today and he will rise after it ,should i get the 0.1?

      1. "Marvin"
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Yes I think so.

      2. yakirh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        I thought about Cairney to Neves but I also own Jota, both will be too much
        Amit are you in "FPL Israel" league?

        1. amit1964
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          i am from israel, i am in the "shedim fl"

    5. bored by december
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 12 days ago

      have shaw and rich and bilva so no real room for neves unless bilva shows no signs of picking up points.

      Also feel it could be a touch of a bandwagon coming on here, chasing every player who looks like they're going to rise may improve you squad value but that definitely doesn't always correlate to a better score..

  6. TRASH BOAT
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Come on Pep Mr Mendy is just back from hols give him one more week. That AWB 12 on my bench would be spiffing

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Noooooooo that would be peltier for me

    2. yakirh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      I rather he plays and get 6-8 points, then we will catch price raises of AWB and also Mendy's

    3. It’s just Jim
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Here here. Mendy is tired. Delph said he wants to play

  7. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Fair dos anyone getting and playing pereyra..... Wasn't even on my list

    1. barton fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 12 days ago

      his expected goals were 0.21 i wouldn't be expecting that every week

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      I really rate him, its just his injury record that puts me off! Still wish that I held him in my team rather than downgrading to Hughes last min. But who knows, it could be young Wills turn next week. Watford were very very good, albeit v BHA!

    3. Somalion
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      I thought he was a great signing when they first nabbed him and a better player than they reasonably could capture but not from a goal scoring perspective. If he starts contributing like that this season I'll be very tempted

    4. yakirh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Won't be easy against Burnley, but he is definitely on my watchlist

    5. bored by december
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Been one of our best players for a few months now, always a talented player

  8. Irbox ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Chances of Bednarek playing today?

  9. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Anyone wildcarding to cheap defences:

    4.5, Hamer
    AWB, Bednarek, Bennett, Peltier, Tomkins

    Only 29.0m for the lot

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Why no Holebas?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Yep Holebas could take the premium 4.5 defender slot instead of Tomkins

    2. TheTwelfthMan
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 12 days ago

      That's absolutely suicidal. There's a reason they're that cheap.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        The front 7 you can afford with these defender s is no laughing matter. Salah, KDB, Haz, Mané, Firmino easily accommodated

        1. TheTwelfthMan
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 12 days ago

          But the weekly 2 points combined you get from your back 4 is a laughing matter.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Palace & Watford should keep plenty of CS’s, as should whichever 4.5 keeper you choose. Peltier & Bednarke might get 2 points every week, but that’s par for the course, most weeks even with premium defenders you’ll have 1 or 2 max scoring points

            1. TheTwelfthMan
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 12 days ago

              Bennett isn't nailed on - Dendoncker will take his place, and Saiss was ahead of him last season. Twin Palace is a recipe for disaster. You haven't got a Watford defender there.

              Bednarek is far from nailed on too. Could be looking at just double Palace and Peltier, from undoubtedly the weakest team in the division, most weeks. Palace would be fortunate to get 10 clean sheets all season.

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      starting with that is fine, wildcarding to that is bad 😉

    4. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Hamer looked so ass. Am convinced something's gone wrong with Lossl's personal life and Wagner is giving him time off.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        He was on the bench....

        1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Oh! Then Wagner is an idiot, Lossl is much better...

      2. Parm
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Lössl will be back in, Wagner said he wasn't quite fit and needed more time after their last pre-season game.

        1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          That makes perfect sense. Cheers Parm

      3. Somalion
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Maybe it's Hamer's turn to be terrible? Lossl had all last season

        1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Lossl was decent last season, for a team like Hudders...

    5. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Lay off the crack

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Never

        1. Jᴀʀᴠish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          😀

    6. Team Bobcat
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      I have 4 of the above already. Mendy taa mee exceptions. I would not have them all. Seek value elsewhere. Taa might provide one such alternative. Luiz maybe another

    7. captainjilflex
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      why waste your wildcard to downgrade massively?! not worth it

    8. Own Goal
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Yes, I am.
      I'll have to do it quickly, though. Before my carer puts me back in my straight-jacket.

  10. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    KDB in nearly 30% of teams. Ouch. That's going to hurt.

    1. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Won’t start

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Hurt them 😉

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          * please. maybe. (have Mahrez)

    2. Capoue Propper Mings
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Holding Milf for that price.

      Prefer Kante.

      1. Sponge-worthy
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Milf?

        1. Capoue Propper Mings
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Midfield.

      2. baldtrev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Hold a milf Kanté?

    3. Takedog1
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      How, what’s up?

  11. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    If you could play a free WC now, even before the GW is over, how many changes would you make?

    I'd go for 7 😆

    1. barton fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 12 days ago

      none we only have one week of data

      1. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Free WC though.

      2. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        None.

    2. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      3

    3. Parm
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Maybe two or three.

      Lindelöf to Shaw, Kabasele to Holebas & Hudson-Odoi to someone who actually plays.

    4. Capoue Propper Mings
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Would have all them 4.0 magic bean heads.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        That username 😆

    5. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Hm. If I had to, possibly Jota to Neves/Kante, Eriksen to Pogba and King to Bobby/Laca.

    6. sambyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      One or two.

    7. Own Goal
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      You can play a free wildcard now.

    8. Own Goal
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      You can play a free wildcard, now.

  12. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Lucus Moura owners keeping after yesterday’s display or getting rid?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      reluctantly keeping (want Rich), unless there's talk of Lamela starting next week

      1. Cofinho
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Keeping, fulham defence is awful

    2. McEwan
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Didn’t see the game myself but certainly keeping at this stage. Anything yesterday would have been a bonus as it was the next fixture I was looking at. You think he might not start?

    3. Jean Claude Edam
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Keeping

    4. Me Spurs
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 12 days ago

      He had ice pack on his groin when went off apparently nothing to worry about though

  13. Capoue Propper Mings
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Straight back out of retirement for super Sunday.

    Kevin Long (Wan the Man)
    Salah (c) and
    Aubomberyang left to play.

  14. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    I can't believe my luck, in top 30k with 5 to go including (S)alah! I've never done that well before...

    1. Capoue Propper Mings
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Good start.

    2. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Well done

    3. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Well gone, great GW!

    4. Unliklinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Congrats. I can't believe I read on here on Friday somebody saying that this year would be boring with everyone picking the same players...

    5. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      good work

    6. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Cheers all. Hope everyone can get some jam today for their FPL teams...

    7. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Jammy casual

      1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        It's in the name... 😛

  15. Capoue Propper Mings
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Them Bendy owners all hoping he is on the bench now.

    After all that preseason nut hugging.

    1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Nut hugging is a good one. Cheers mate 😛 will be keeping it now

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      😀

  16. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    I see someone corrected the "Wattford" Match Report 🙂

  17. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Hamering myself today after going with the wrong 4.0 in Stek!
    Wan to choose better picks going forward but Peltier to not get too down over it.

  18. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Why can't just everyone make transfers on Friday... Everybody would be better off and no one would have to worry about price rises.

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Capitalism.

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        That's what I'm saying is just an utopia I guess...

    2. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      I think delaying price rises until Friday would be best. E.g. Aguero scores a hattrick but rises 0.2 only on Friday

      1. Hasselbaink Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        I think at least until all game week matches have been played

    3. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Communism

    4. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Have you ever tried getting rid of players that have been stinking up the place on a Sunday evening? You get a pleasant night's sleep and a very nice start to the new week when you have the Monday morning coffee and the unpleasant smell is gone from your team. Try it. It's refreshing.

    5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      It’s a free market system. That would be like only allowing people to buy petrol on a Wednesday.

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Even for their own good??

    6. TheTwelfthMan
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 12 days ago

      It's another risk/reward layer to the game. Risk it for the price rises, but the lack of fitness/team news? Or play it safe, doing your transfers late but paying a premium?

  19. CamperDudes
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Looking to get rid of Milivojevic, who would you replace him with priced 6.5 million and below? Have Richarlison already. Currently looking at Neves and Fraser.

    1. Touré De Force
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Why dumping already?

      1. CamperDudes
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Want another Palace defender with PVA.

        1. Brosstan
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Knees jerking like crazy. Palace shouldnt even have had a clean sheet if the referee did his job.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Mili is already overdue a penalty, I would keep

    3. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Fraser has tasty fixtures and is looking for goals. Neves won't be playing against a 10 man team bad at defending with 11 men anyway every week.

      1. Count of Monte Hristo
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        But his free-kick ability is there regardless. Any awarded around the box and he has the ability to convert. Plus he takes penalties.

        1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          We don't know if he has penalties

        2. bored by december
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 12 days ago

          missed one in pre-season also

    4. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Madisson is tempting me

    5. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      I would consider Maddison. Looked great against Man United. If not maybe Jota, but his display yesterday wasn't he best one, I would hold on for couple of gameweeks to see how he plays.

  20. The UnderAcheivers
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    anyone else HYPED for the liverpool game

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Can’t wait - all three forwards better start, and Arnie better score or assist

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      I need Mane or B Silva to match Richarlison or the TV's out the window.....

    3. "Marvin"
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Your damn right. It's our year.

    4. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 12 days ago

      No.
      Missus is a Pool fan and so is half the office, thankfully I'm not in Monday or Tuesday so the office bants can wait until Wednesday. Hopefully they'll have forgotten by then and are looking forward to their next match 😆

  21. Jeanz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    0.5ITB.

    Stephens —> Neves with my FT? Yay or nay?

    1. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Look at you with your luxury transfer

      1. Jeanz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        aww shucks. thanks opti. would you do it, or save it?

        1. Optimus.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          2 FTs would be nice to have(I never have that luxury 😀 )

          If you have no pressing transfers go for it

          1. Jeanz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            Yes. I could save and do Aguero and Mané to Auba and KDB in gw3.

            I’ll see how things pan out after today’s games.

    2. Count of Monte Hristo
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Do it.

      1. Jeanz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        You played triple captain this week. Don’t know if I can trust you 😀

        1. Count of Monte Hristo
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Haha! I am maverick at times. I think Neves is a strong pick at that value though.

    3. Dacra
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Bench upgrade after week 1?

      Nooooo.

      1. Jeanz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        I left 0.5 in the bank to jump on a bandwagon. Neves seems like great value and will contribute a lot more to my team than Stephens I imagine.

        Rest of the bench is weak with two 4.0 defenders.

  22. Strchld
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Really considering to do Jota or BSilva (If it looks that he doesnt start gw2) out for Richalison which means doubling Eve attack with Tosun.
    Those fixtures are so good with Marco Silva and his offensive football.
    Jota didn't look so good and would like to give another change, but after Lei they have ManC which is atleast time to get rid of him, but then Richalison is probably rose twice and cant afford that.
    Am I out of my mind or could it be smart move?
    Give atleast one game to Jota or choose Richalison bandwagon?

    1. Ha.
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Something something sample size

    2. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Rich obviously got more pts, but not sure what the problem is with 6.5m mids getting 5ppg (imagine 10 points for Salah's 13m would be welcome?). Jota was ok. Not amazing but Wolves' first league game. I have both though.

      1. Strchld
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        5 points is ok, but he actually didn't do anything else what I would like to see. I read Wolves forum and they were talking that is was not Jotas day, he can be much better.

        Maybe Im overthinking, but I can see theres a lots of value in Richalison also. And everyone in my ML have him. I picked the differential Tosun, but it didn't work at all.

        1. MTPockets
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Yeah I read that as well. If he/they don't adjust to PL pace and skill then he'll be going, but not yet. Versus Richarlison is a tougher choice to be fair.

          1. Strchld
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 12 days ago

            It is.

    3. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Assess the situation after today's games I think. Don't knee jerk

  23. FootballPhenomenon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    I have to trade Jagielka now. Which replacements should I be thinking about in the 4,5M price range? I've also got Tomkins, Richardson, Hoedt and Wan-Bissaka.

    Cook looks tempting since BOU have quite a nice rotation with CRY but are there more attacking options or perhaps a more solid defence than that of Bournemouth?

    1. Ha.
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Probably not what you want to hear, but I’d spend more in defence and look at 5.5 options

    2. Mark
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Holebas is tempting given his set pieces.

      1. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah. Watford has a nice fixture rotation with Palace.

    3. Team Bobcat
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      I think if you can stretch it to TAA may be worth it. Otherwise Bou may be sound for time being

    4. "Marvin"
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      If Schlupp keeps playing midfield is he not an option?

  24. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Now I think about it, Moutinho is the best 4.5 mid. On corners, and in theory, Wolves will get some clean sheets so we're looking at a couple of 3 pointers. Also looking reasonably nailed.

    1. Ha.
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      He’s also not afraid to shoot (albeit quite badly)

    2. True Deadzoner
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      moutinho 4.5?

    3. Team Bobcat
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Think he is 5.5

    4. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Would be but he is £5.5m or this another shot at an inaccuracy in an article?

    5. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Lol at me, why on earth is he 5.5! Wolves hype train a bit unreasonable...

    6. Bojaninho
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Except he is 5 mil

  25. The UnderAcheivers
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Leicesters fixtures are looking really nice.. Pereira could be a great pick / among others like Vardy, maguire. Have been hearing about maddison. Any one thinking about getting some of their players in?

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      I am. Thought they are going to struggle this year, but they looked decent vs Man United. Maddison for 6.5 could be great value, but I would like to see another game from him before transfering him in.

  26. Lord Tachanka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    BB this gameweek and got 20pts, reckon that is a decent result?

    Means I can lean my team down and have a super XI for the rest of the season (inc DGWs) rather than carrying money on the bench.

    1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Great score, doubt the DGW will be significantly higher.

    2. Ha.
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Yes

    3. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Could be. We'll only know one way or another once the DGW BBers have had their turn though.

    4. Dacra
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Did all of your 15 play?

      1. Lord Tachanka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        So far they have, tried to avoid rotation risks. Feel silly going without Shaw and WanB now though!

    5. Touré De Force
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Think GW1 is one of the optimal times to play it myself I have to say!

  27. Count of Monte Hristo
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Thoughts on having Schlupp and Wan-B?

    1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      There's really not much to think about.

      1. Count of Monte Hristo
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        I mean if you own one do you go out your way to buy the other? Bearing in mind yesterday is probably as good a GW as you’ll get from them this season.

    2. Ha.
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Would rather PVA and AWB

      1. MTPockets
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        This. I have Tomkins + AWB and planning to switch former for PVA.

    3. Lord Tachanka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Good if you have already, not sure I’d bring in Schlupp as his time in starting XI will likely end. WB is a no brainer.

    4. amit1964
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      i think meyer wil play before schlupp in 1-2 weeks

    5. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Would prefer sakho

    6. Jeanz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Schlupp is my biggest regret. Was talking him up a lot over the last few weeks. Didn’t go with my gut in the end.

  28. Jᴀʀᴠish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Can I ask a question about membership? Previous communications stated "Memberships for the 2018/19 campaign are now available for the pre-season price of just £12.50. This will increase to the regular price of £15 after the first Gameweek of the season."

    But membership is already up to £15 even though the first Gameweek hasn't finished yet?

    1. Bucky Barnes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      If it's a pre season price it would end once the season starts would be my interpretation

      1. Jᴀʀᴠish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Then their wording here is pish.

        1. Own Goal
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          There might be a clue in, "PRE- Season Price."

  29. Lazarus Star
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Mitrovic owners...

    The Blank was disappointing but looks like he’s the focus of attack and had some efforts. Thought Hennessy did well, could’ve been a couple of goals.

    When that new signings gel, should expect to see some good returns.

    Will the Bryan injury hold back Sessegnon runs?

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Would expect steady returns and blanks from him over the season. At that price are you wanting more than 10-15 goals?

      1. Lazarus Star
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Seems like a fair 3rd striker option for the season.

        Also have King and Kun but thinking Mitrovic has more longevity than King.

  30. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 12 days ago

    Have a few minutes to give my 2 cents on opening GW so far for what it's worth.

    Cardiff look like relegation fodder. They will need to get some points on the board in the next two GWs because they have a tough run of fixtures after that. Many teams should be capable of giving them a 'battering.' Bournemouth didn't impress me too much either. Wilson, although he missed a penalty, looked lively. King didn't show much threat while Fraser looked creative.

    Huddersfield are in for a long season too while Chelsea will be very decent this year. Kante a genuine 5mil option as he is going forward more with Jorghino sitting deeper. Although Hudds sat so deep and didn't offer much resistance, allowing Alonso to bomb forward - won't be as attacking against most teams. Morata is the weak link.

    Everton-Wolves was a good match. Richarlison was very un-Richarlison-esque: scoring from both his shots. Tosun showed good hold up play and should be nailed up front. Coleman, Keane and Baines looked solid. Wolves attacked from the wing backs quite a lot. Jimenez was decent but Jota was peripheral. Neves looks as a good 5mil option as is out there. Siggy unlucky to be sacrificed but doesn't really look like he's worth his price-tag imo.

    What have you taken from these first few matches?

    1. Lazarus Star
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      29pts and hindsight

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 12 days ago

      Tales of Newcastle’s impending relegation are premature. Once the difficult fixtures are done they should be looking at mid table mediocrity.

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 12 days ago

        Agree with this. Kenedy a real contender at 5.0 once fixtures clear up. Spurs looked quite tired, understandably. Kane looked way off the pace. Good sign that Spurs could grind out a win when not playing very well, but not much encouragement to take from it from FPL perspective.

        1. Hairy Potter
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 12 days ago

          Yeah, thought Spurs were relying on some off the cuff moments of skill from their attacking mids from loose balls rather than controlling the midfield. Dier with Sissoko doesn’t look like the engine room for genuine title contenders.

      2. XabiAlonso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 12 days ago

        I have my eye on kenedy and lascelles for when the fixtures are a bit easier hopefully they are both 4.9 by then